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Valentino Black Velvet Ivory Satin Ribbon Bow Dress, 1980s

$0 $1,400

Valentino is synonymous with romantic, feminine style. Soft details and luxurious fabrics exude a delicate yet powerful aura. In the face of buttoned up 80s culture, Valentino capitalized on the trend while holding true a more classic vision of a woman. From the Fall/Winter 1987 collection, this rich velvet sheath dress is high-class while being made for the woman on-the-go.

A teardrop mock neckline fades into a pronounced shoulder as on the left side a series of ivory satin poufs decorate the long sleeve ending in a bow at the wrist. Both sleeves are fitted with zips. The slight asymmetry to the sack silhouette adds a flattering interest to this understated piece. Its simplicity makes it easy to accessorize for a cocktail or semi-formal occasion. It can be seen in the images to the left on the 1987 runway.

Shoulders: 17 1/4 inches

Sleeves: 25.5 inches

Bust: 42 inches

Waist: 34 inches

Hips: 39 inches

Length: 40 inches

Fully lined, this dress closes at centre back with a lapped zip and a hook and eye fastener. In excellent condition, this dress has been professionally eco dry cleaned and pressed. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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